The Fraunhofer TechBridge Program


TechBridge provides an open innovation and technology validation platform for investors and industry sponsors.

TechBridge identifies and de-risks promising technologies by leveraging the extensive resources of Fraunhofer CSE and the greater Fraunhofer network, including the Fraunhofer Energy Alliance.

At the core of TechBridge is the design and execution of development and demonstration projects that:

  1. Optimize and test prototypes
  2. Provide third-party validation
  3. Perform field demonstrations
  4. Evaluate manufacturability

The funding for TechBridge projects is provided directly by public and private sector sponsors to make Fraunhofer projects accessible to startups.

Our method in action! - The TechBridge Challenge

TechBridge runs “TechBridge Challenges” for our partners to perform technical validation projects that prepare the startup(s) for partnership and provide the sponsor with actionable information about the latest innovations in relevant areas.

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  • 18 TechBridge companies with a survival rate of over 95%
  • $186 million follow-on funding raised
  • 367+ jobs created
  • 3 successful acquisitions

Recent TechBridge News

H2 Refuel Accelerator winners announced by Fraunhofer TechBridge, Urban Future Lab at NYU Tandon, and Greentown Labs.

Fraunhofer USA, PR Newswire, June 17, 2019. BOSTON, June 17, 2019 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seven early-stage companies were selected as the winners of the H2...

Shell, Toyota and NYSERDA Sponsor H2 Refuel Accelerator.

Lillian, B., NGT News, June 17, 2019 . Seven early-stage companies have been selected as winners of the H2 Refuel Accelerator, designed to identify new...

Panel - The Future of the Hydrogen Economy.

Blieske, M., Kast, J., Ruder, A., Peters, M., Rancis, N. - June 13, 2019. H2 REFUEL COHORT LAUNCH PARTY (free registration). Fraunhofer TechBridge. Canadian Consulate, 466 Lexington Ave, 20th Floor, New York, NY.
Join us for the cohort launch party of the first H2 Refuel Accelerator program with a showcase of the next generation...

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Nick Rancis
Lead, TechBridge Program
Office +1 (617) 379-5701